One thing to love about Jodi Sta. Maria is that she has been nailing the stepmom role on cam and off-cam.
Remember her famous character Maya in Be Careful with my Heart (2012)?
She eventually became the stepmom of Ser Chief's (Richard Yap) kids Luke (Jerome Ponce), Nik-Nik (Janella Salvador), and Abby (Mutya Orquia).
In real life, Jodi has been doing 'stepmom' duties to the daughter of Pampi Lacson, the dad of her son Thirdy, and Iwa Moto.
Look, she's a cool playmate to Mimi.
She is also a 'stepmom' to Gabriel, the son of Jodi's long-time boyfriend Jolo Revilla with Grace Adriano.
On February 20, despite her busy schedule, the Kapamilya actress made time for "painting with my boys."
Also in the photo was her son Thirdy.
Call the set-up unconventional, but Jodi's ex-partner is now friends with her present love.
In November 2017, they all spent the Halloween in Singapore.
They were also one big happy happily when Thirdy celebrated his 12th birthday last December 23, 2017.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) early this year, she talked about how being a mom helped her easily put the "troubles and hardships" behind her.
“Alam mo, siguro there’s no greater feeling na malaman mo na yung anak mo, minamahal siya. Yun nga ang sinasabi namin kay Thirdy.
"Hindi man nag-work out yung sa amin ng daddy niya, pero yung little family namin, yung blended family namin, di ba parang mas dumami pa yung mga taong nagmamahal sa kanya?”